Quickies: Nepal Pride, ISIS HIV Horror, Grace Jones, Oliver Sacks
- Nepalese LGBTs March for Constitutional Rights – Hundreds marched on Kathmandu demanding the rights to marry, adopt children, and inherent property from one another.
- Japanese Dictionary Makes “Love” and “Sex” Queer Inclusive – “The latest edition of the Sanseido Kokugo Jiten, or National Language Dictionary, has revised its definitions of words relating to love and sex, removing heteronormative references to it being between men and women.”
- “HIV-Positive ISIS Militants Quarantined and Forced to Be Suicide Bombers” – Some apparently contracted the infection after raping women who were HIV+, and then spread it to others through blood transfusions. There is so much wrong with this.
- Texas Attorney General Indicted – TX AG Ken Paxton made news after directing anti-gay clerks to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Now he’s facing legal trouble on multiple fronts, from contempt of court to felony security fraud charges.
- “As Much As I Can, As Black As I Am – The Queer History of Grace Jones”
- Oliver Sacks, Neurologist and Science Communicator, Dies at 82 – “Sacks was best known for his books The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Awakenings, which became a 1990 feature film starring Robin Williams and Robert De Niro.” He also happened to be gay.
- Ellen Page on Freeheld, Coming Out, and Playing Gay – “When people are [called] brave in regards to playing LGBTQ people, that’s borderline offensive. I’m never going to be considered brave for playing a straight person, and nor should I be.”
- “9 Things To Never Say To Someone Who Is Genderqueer” – I disagree with #3 – some people are perfectly fine with genderqueer as a subcategory of trans.
Feature image: Kathmandu Pride via BBC